At one point or another, we have all thought about how cool it would be to go to outer space. Then we think about it for a moment longer, realize that sounds terrifying, and decide to stay where we are.
If you are one of those people who still longs for an interstellar adventure, then check out this video from AsapSCIENCE and see if you still think it is a good idea to leave Earth.
So to recap, even take-off, where you are just sitting in a seat and waiting, sounds incredibly difficult and might kill you. That's still the easiest part of your journey.
From there, you have to wait in a metal tube for a painfully long time. That isn't an exaggeration. In addition to an increased risk of a UTI, your bones and organs start to break down. You can counteract this by exercising two hours a day, but that sounds terrible. Sex helps, too, but the lack of gravity would cause you both to just bounce around which, if I am being honest, does sound kind of fun.
Once you finally arrive on Mars, you might think that all your problems will be solved. Well, wrong. Once you get to Mars you have to deal with the lack of food and shelter. Those are problems that you will eventually fix, but then you'll have to deal with your fellow Martians. Something tells me that if you are the kind of person who wants to get away from all of humanity, you are the type of person who would hate having a ton of roommates, and that's exactly what you'll have to deal with once you get settled up there.
Not to mention, you're going to have to deal with more and more people coming to increase biodiversity.
Sorry if I just crushed your dreams, but take comfort in knowing you are not the only one whose dreams have been crushed.
Sees video title.
Thinks to myself, "Do I have what it takes to live on Mars?"
Watches video and realizes that I don't.
Before watching the video
- "Hell yeah!"
After the video
- "You know what? I'm good,man!"
damn... I feel sorry for those first explorers ... but someone has to do it right?
If you are still feeling down about having to spend the rest of your life on Earth, check out this love song from AsapSCIENCE. If this can't cheer you up, I don't know what will.